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Video: LG G Flex is bent thousands of times, supports 1,000 lbs and still works

0. phoneArena 24 Apr 2014, 11:20 posted on

LG's first curved Android smartphone is also the company's first handset that can be bent (though not endlessly) without suffering any damage...

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posted on 24 Apr 2014, 11:31 1

1. htcforlife (Posts: 48; Member since: 15 Apr 2014)


WOW! ALL PHONES SHOULD BE THIS DURABLE!

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 12:08 1

11. buccob (Posts: 1472; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Didn't you watch the drop test on this phone?

... spoiler... it wasn't too impressive

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 13:59 2

26. garlic456 (Posts: 186; Member since: 24 Dec 2012)


I was shocked that the screen could be broken. Really, how could this be possible?

posted on 25 Apr 2014, 12:34 1

38. matistight (Posts: 199; Member since: 13 May 2009)


Shocker alert: it's a piece of glass.

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 11:32

2. alaw.14 (Posts: 142; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)


Durability test: s5 vs g flex!

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 11:42 3

3. Just.Saying (Posts: 132; Member since: 04 Apr 2013)


It wont be a fair comparison as the S5 does not use the YouM display. And if my memory serves me right, the Samsung YouM display is thinner and more flexable than LG's Flexable display. But this is a great phone. I would buy it if I could, I'm talking about the G-Flex.

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 11:42

4. SPASE (Posts: 84; Member since: 03 May 2013)


How about we remove the cushioning and then repeat the same test.

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 11:47 4

5. Just.Saying (Posts: 132; Member since: 04 Apr 2013)


The idea of the test was not to crush th phone but rather to see how durable and flexable it is. if you sit on, it will survive. I bet everybodys rear end is cusiony and not hard like steel.

posted on 25 Apr 2014, 08:26 1

35. choupino (Posts: 67; Member since: 28 May 2011)


You definitely haven't seen my ex- girlfriend then... Her ass is bonier than a dinosaur exhibit.

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 11:53

7. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5480; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


It is stress-durability test not crash test.

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 11:59 1

9. SPASE (Posts: 84; Member since: 03 May 2013)


I dont have cushion padding on my elbows

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 12:31 2

13. NexusPhan (Posts: 493; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


You have no understanding of an engineering test. They did it exactly as they should. Do you honestly think this machine that is calibrated to apply 1000 pounds of load to the phone cares about a little piece of foam that is incapable of support any static load?

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 12:39

19. SPASE (Posts: 84; Member since: 03 May 2013)


I assure you, I have a very good grasp of engineering!
My point comes from an engineers view.
That piece of foam you mention is no ordinary foam, and the weight distribution is uniform.

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 14:20 1

27. NexusPhan (Posts: 493; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


As a engineering who designs similar tests for a living I promise you, they did this correctly to represent how a real-world 1000 pound load on the phone would behave.

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 15:09

29. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5480; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


As a engineer I agree with you. +1

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 20:46

32. SPASE (Posts: 84; Member since: 03 May 2013)


As an engineer, you obviously missed the video and made assumptions.

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 13:26

25. PBXtech (Posts: 980; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


Elbows? How do you use a phone with your elbows? Why would you put your elbows on a phone? Unless you're the Macho Man doing an elbow drop on your phone, that's not relevant. The bend test is designed to show durability under normal conditions, elbows on phones isn't normal. Having a phone in your pocket or purse and suffering this type of damage is normal, hence the testing.

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 20:45

31. SPASE (Posts: 84; Member since: 03 May 2013)


Did you watch the vid?
If yes, you wouldn't be replying to me

posted on 25 Apr 2014, 00:22

34. PBXtech (Posts: 980; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)


Still waiting for you to explain why you use your elbow. So they showed it being pushed by an elbow once, no reason why it can't take your elbow. You have an abnormal elbow or something?

You can't push down with 1000 lbs of pressure, regardless what body part you use. Don't see why you are making such a big deal about the padding, 1000 lbs is 1000 lbs.

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 15:05

28. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5480; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Do you realize that it is not crash test, they didn't want to crush it. It is something between flexibility and durability test using large weight.

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 12:39 5

20. ErenJaeger (Posts: 119; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


SPASE is just mad because his rear end isnt cushion so sitting on his phones results in a dead phone. Every time.

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 12:44 3

21. ErenJaeger (Posts: 119; Member since: 22 Apr 2014)


His girlfriend knicknames his butt "stale buns". Ifyou smack it, your hand breaks.

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 12:46

22. SPASE (Posts: 84; Member since: 03 May 2013)


Very mature

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 11:48 2

6. SPASE (Posts: 84; Member since: 03 May 2013)


After watching the video, I have to say they never proved anything besides mention it.

posted on 25 Apr 2014, 09:29

36. choupino (Posts: 67; Member since: 28 May 2011)


SPASE: How much more proof do you nrequire??? 1,000 lbs is 1,000 lbs, any way you look at it... Your elbows, feet, or hands EVEN ON STEROIDS are incapable of generating 1,000 lbs of pressure. A human buttocks, naturally has padding (the meatiest portion of the human body), so the pressure being applied to the device in a pocket would be spread significantly over a greater surface area... A test using a sharply edged press without padding would be analogous to a bullet or small meteor hitting the device. That would not be a realistic representation of the phone's real world use or everyday potential dangers.

SUMMARY: You are either living in a fantsy world or you don't know your Arse from your elbows.

posted on 25 Apr 2014, 10:51 1

37. SPASE (Posts: 84; Member since: 03 May 2013)


WHY are you replying to me?
I didn't see any reading on the Instron compressor while it was doing the compression test!
Did anyone else miss this?
All I get out of this is his word and nothing more.

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 11:57 1

8. Commentator (Posts: 2432; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


I'll bite once they make a flexible phone that isn't curved by default.

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 12:07

10. Jishnusur (Posts: 73; Member since: 07 Oct 2013)


Just EPIC!

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 12:29 1

12. heysamad (Posts: 13; Member since: 24 Apr 2014)


But... will it blend?

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 12:36 1

17. jaytai0106 (Posts: 1298; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


Only Chuck Norris cannot be blended. :P

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 12:38 1

18. heysamad (Posts: 13; Member since: 24 Apr 2014)


Chuck Norris threw a grenade
50 people died
and then the grenade exploded :')

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 12:50

24. darkkjedii (Posts: 11798; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Yawn.

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 21:33

33. andynaija (Posts: 470; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


http://goo.gl/AigYW4

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 12:31

14. maherk (Posts: 1021; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


They forgot to show the bubbles under the glass that results from bending this phone.

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 12:31

15. maherk (Posts: 1021; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


They forgot to show the bubbles under the glass that results from bending this phone.

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 19:09

30. 3rdDegree (Posts: 171; Member since: 13 Jul 2013)


That issue only arises in SOME units.

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 12:34 1

16. StanleyG88 (Posts: 85; Member since: 15 Mar 2012)


A couple years ago, didn't Apple have a flex phone that people put in their back pocket? I remember seeing the pictures of the bent phone that matched the shape of their back side. Unfortunately, if I remember right, those Apple iPhone remained in the bend, or flexed shape forever.

posted on 24 Apr 2014, 12:48

23. darkkjedii (Posts: 11798; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


One durable device.

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